Themed Hotel Rooms & Unknown Movie Facts: My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady is one of the most beloved musicals of all time and the inspiration behind one of the musical movie themed hotel rooms at Arthouse Hotel.

Filmed in 1964 with an all-star cast including Rex Harrison who played Higgins, a phonetics professor with a rather large ego and Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, a working-class girl from the bustling city of London.

The story goes that Higgin’s believes in his coaching abilities so much he can tutor the cockney twang out of Eliza and therefore make her a well-spoken upstanding member of society.

The two form an unlikely relationship and eventually fall in love, despite social differences and the interference of aristocratic suitor, Freddie, played by Jeremey Brett.

The movie served as inspiration for one of our musical movie themed hotel rooms and the My Fair Lady room at Arthouse Hotel is simply Loverly.

Check out some of the lesser-known facts behind the creation of My Fair Lady the movie, its origins and some of the famous cast members below.

Award Winning Performances

My Fair Lady was released to critical acclaim winning a grand total of 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.

Diva Behaviour

Renowned for her gracious caring attitude, Audrey Hepburn displayed slightly diva-esque behaviour when she was informed her singing voice would be dubbed. She walked offset in a huff, only to return the following day and apologise to everyone who she had offended.

Age is Only a Number

Middle-aged adults playing high school children was a thing way before 90210 and Dawson’s Creek.

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Eliza Doolittle was only supposed to be 19 in My Fair Lady but Audrey Hepburn was a fantastic looking 35 years old during filming.

Star-Studded Recommendations

Hollywood isn’t wasn’t the cutthroat industry that it’s made out to be today. Cary Grant was approached to play Rex Higgins but he turned the role down knowing he wasn’t right for the it.

Instead, he strongly recommended Rex Harrison for the part and said if he wasn’t cast he wouldn’t even go and see the movie.

Another Role Rejection

Dame Julie Andrews played Eliza Doolittle on stage, just 19 at the time and at the beginning of what would become a blossoming film career.

She refused the role in the movie as she was also up for the part of Mary Poppins and didn’t want the two to conflict.

Delaying Walt Disney

Hoping to boost the career of now Dame Julie Andrews, the wonderful man Walt Disney offered to delay filming Mary Poppins until summer 1964 so she could take on the role of Eliza Doolittle as well.

On Set Interference

The dashing neckties that Higgins wore throughout filming were where crew and costume had stashed Rex Harrington’s microphone.

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Occasionally the device would pick up radio conversations from passing police cars reporting crimes or updating criminal pursuits.

A Hidden Talent

Despite being a member of the Eton College choir and being known for his excellent singing voice, directors chose to dub the vocal talents of actor Jeremy Brett who played the besotted Freddie Eynsford-Hill.

His songs were sung instead by a 43-year-old Bill Shirley.

A Very Different Type Of Fair Lady

If we could imagine another in the role of Eliza Doolittle first thoughts do go to Julie Andrews. However, by the time filming came around Andrews was immersed in work with Disney so, if Audrey Hepburn had not accepted the role a third actress was in line.

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Super starlet Elizabeth Taylor is said to have coveted the job although its very hard to imagine Ms Taylor playing a common working class cockney don’t you agree?

Devastating News on Set

The 60s was a decade rife with iconic moments in history, one of which was the shocking assassination of JFK.

Announcing the tragedy to cast and crew fell to Audrey Hepburn after she’d filmed the most famous song number of the My Fair Lady movie “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?”.

Setting The Perfect Scene

Thanks to the large budget given to the movie, set designers were extra creative with their work which eliminated the need to film outside.

Instead, every scene in My Fair Lady was shot on the sound stages of Hollywood studios.

Childish Inspiration

When it came to naming the movie, directors struggled and at first settled on Lady Liza but because of protests from Rex Harrison, the title was changed.

The inspiration for the new title was the traditional children’s nursery rhyme “London Bridge is falling down, My Fair Lady.”

An Arresting Beauty

Audrey Hepburn is without a doubt one of the most naturally beautiful women to ever have graced our screens.

It comes as little surprise that when she entered the set in full costume for the ballroom scene, the room fell silent then cast and crew began to applaud, cheer and even shed tears at how stunning she looked.

Blowing The Budget

In the 60s, production companies were spending huge sums of money on making movies.

Only the year before My Fair Lady was made, Cleopatra at 20TH Century Fox had racked up a bill of $35 million, roughly translated to around £350 million today.

My Fair Lady came in at just $17 million, and despite being half the cost of Cleopatra, it was still the most expensive movie made by Warner Bros at the time.

Precious Creations

Again thanks to the huge sums of money at their disposal directors hired the exceptionally skilled Cecil Beaton to design the 1500 elaborate costumes for the cast.

His work including the stunning beaded ballgown and monochrome lace Ascot dress for Eliza Doolittle’s character all of which earned him the Academy Award for Best Costume Design.

Beaton’s work was so exquisite, and expensive, that the studio hired amusement park trams to transport the clothed cast to and from set to avoid damages and dirt.

Costs Vs Profits

Despite costing Warner Bros under half of what Cleopatra cost Fox, My Fair Lady has grossed $20 million more in profits overall.

In fact, My Fair Lady even made it into the top 100 highest ranking films of all time.

Bad Habits

We all assume that Audrey Hepburn was the picture of health, but she had a nasty habit.

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Hepburn smoked around three packs of cigarettes a day, much to the displeasure of Rex Harrison who had recently given up before filming started.

Wouldn’t It Be Larvly . . . Loverly . . . Laverly?

A cockney accent isn’t the easiest to replicate, especially not for California born soprano, Marni Nixon.

She had to continuously practice the cockney singing accent when she provided the vocals for Eliza Doolittle.

A feat that earned her the title “Ghostess with the Mostest” as audiences would never see the face behind the amazing talent.

A Mouth Full of Marbles . . . or were they?

Health and safety was still a thing in the 60s so instead of popping a potential choking hazard into the mouth of Audrey Hepburn during Higgins’ eloquencey lessons, grapes were used in place of marbles.

Founded in Greek Mythology

My Fair Lady was based on a play about a mythological ancient Greek sculptor named Pygmalion who created what he considered to be the ideal women out of stone.

The story goes that once the statue was created Pygmalion fell in love with it and on the day of Aphrodite’s festival he wished for a wife to be a living likeness of the woman he’d carved. When he kissed the statue’s lips the woman came to life and married Pygmalion.

My Fair Lady’s Higgin’s is the present day equivalent of Pygmalion, fashioning his ideal women out of Eliza.

A Musical Without Singers

Today musicals are usually filled with the biggest and brightest stars in musical movie making. If you can’t sing you aren’t cast or in the case of Russell Crow in Les Miserable, you sing anyway and get mocked for it.
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In the early day’s famous faces were favoured over fantastic voices and therefore musical movies were heavily dubbed. The entire cast, with the exception of Stanley Holloway who played Eliza’s father Alfred had their singing voices dubbed, why wasn’t Russell Crowe dubbed we here you ask? The answer, we just don’t know!

The Dead Penguin Play Mascot

Before My Fair Lady was a film it was a stage play with Rex Harrison still in the role of Higgins.

Apparently, Rex admired the work of the Pygmalion writer Shaw so much that he often referred to a Penguin edition of the play’s script. Whenever things didn’t seem right with the dialogue Rex would bark to stagehands;

“Where’s my Penguin”

After a while, this became a regular command and the crew and directors decided it was time to put a stop to it.

So, one day when Rex gave his usual command a stuffed Penguin was rolled out onto stage instead of his script. The entire cast and crew roared with laughter including Rex Harrison who never asked for his Penguin again.

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Book Your Stay At Arthouse Hotel

Come rain or shine, Liverpool is a fabulous place to enjoy a short city break and Arthouse Hotel is located in the very heart of the cities most popular nightlife.

Our rooms can sleep a number of guests all in one space and we have some superb hotel offers ideal for groups of people coming to the city.

Call now on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to book your stay or check out some of our amazing Liverpool hotel offers here.

Our 5 Favourite Rooms for a Summer Stay in Liverpool

This summer, enjoy an unforgettable stay at Arthouse Hotel. The Liverpool city centre hotel is the perfect spot for spending a sizzling night in the city.

Liverpool nightlife is better than ever over the summer months, with an array of beer gardens open for business and unmissable events both day and night.

Yellow Submarine

Sail to sea this summer with a stay in our bright and bold Yellow Submarine room at Arthouse Hotel. This striking room sleeps up to 4 guests and features a double whirlpool bath and flat screen TV.

Paying tribute to the Fab Four, this is the perfect spot for Beatles fans to enjoy a night in Liverpool. The Beatles themed hotel room is one of a kind, celebrating the iconic 1968 film and iconic Beatles song.

So whether you’ll be heading to the Cavern Club this summer in Liverpool or taking a journey to Strawberry Fields, don’t miss the chance to finish your day in style at Arthouse Hotel.

Skyline

You’ll feel on top of the world in our dazzling Skyline suites. Designed with style, comfort and luxury in mind, this exquisite space is decorated with a fusion of royal blue, gold and white.

Dived into 2 amazing suites, the interconnected rooms can sleep up to 12 people. With a spacious private terrace showcasing breathtaking views across Liverpool, the Skyline Suite is the ultimate summer party destination.

Make the most of the room with a pamper in the giant whirlpool bath before you step out onto the terrace with a glass of bubbly! Whether you choose to stay in or head out and explore, you’ll find the best of Liverpool nightlife right on your doorstep.

Marilyn Monroe

Capturing the effervescent glamour of Marilyn Monroe, our picture-perfect Marilyn Monroe room is the go-to destination for a summer stay with the girls! This spacious room celebrates both the Hollywood icon and Andy Warhol’s silkscreen painting Marilyn Diptych.

The bright shades of red create the perfect party atmosphere, bringing guests a stylish alternative to ordinary hotel accommodation. This spectacular room features a whirlpool bath, TV screen, dressing table and large windows letting the summer sun shine in.

Sound of Music

The city is alive with the sound of music this summer in Liverpool! Sleeping up to 6 people, our stunning Sound of Music room will sweep you off your feet.

Celebrating the timeless musical movie, this themed room is decorated with a fusion of glistening gold, ensuring you feel like a VIP from start to finish.

The spectacular space features a large screen TV, double whirlpool bath and kitchenette. So, why not see for yourself this summer in Liverpool?

Lips

Sleeping up to 6 guests, Arthouse Hotel’s Lips room is ideal for a summer stay in Liverpool. Popular for girlie weekend breaks in Liverpool city centre, our stylish Lips room is inspired by the colourful yet simplistic piece of art by Andy Warhol.

Guests can enjoy the spacious whirlpool bath, perfect for some relaxation. Arthouse Hotel specialises in luxury group accommodation, ensuring you and your friends can stay within the one room.

Special Offers at Arthouse Hotel

At Arthouse Hotel, we always have a wide range of hotel offers in Liverpool for you to choose from. One of our most unmissable packages at the moment is our Stay & Dine offer.

Stay & Dine

Available for just £119 per couple, this special offer includes:

  • A luxury overnight stay with double Jacuzzi bath
  • Delicious breakfast served within Arthouse Hotel
  • An exquisite 2 course meal at Alma de Cuba

To find out more or to book your stay with us in Liverpool city centre, you can reach our helpful team on 0151 601 8801. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

How to Spend the Ultimate Beatles Weekend in Liverpool

If you’ll be visiting Liverpool to explore the best of The Beatles, look no further. At Arthouse Hotel, our guests can enjoy stylish, affordable Beatles-themed hotel rooms.

Based in the heart of the city centre, you’ll find the best of Liverpool nightlife right on your doorstep. Plus, famous landmarks and cultural attractions just a short stroll away.

Beatles Themed Hotel Rooms

Arthouse Hotel is without a doubt one of the best places to stay in Liverpool. Our range of rooms are themed around music and film, showcasing the very best of pop culture.

We have two amazing Beatles rooms to choose from; our Yellow Submarine room and John Lennon room each offer something entirely unique.

Yellow Submarine Room

Our bright and airy Yellow Submarine room invites up to 4 guests to enjoy waves of blue and fantastic facilities. Inspired by the 1968 film of the same title, Beatles fans can look forward to an array of amenities within this picture-perfect space.

The room includes a double whirlpool bath, Bluetooth sound system and flat screen TV, ideal for those wishing to sit back and relax after a Hard Day’s Night. This spacious room is perfect for a summer stay in Liverpool, especially with friends or family.

John Lennon Room

Designed in royal red, our John Lennon room celebrates both the Beatles legend and the work of And Warhol. Inspired by the Menlove Ave. album cover, this stylish space captures the eccentricity of two of the world’s most iconic artists.

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Sleeping up to 6 guests, this dreamy room features multiple deluxe beds, a large whirlpool bath, kitchenette space and Bluetooth. Ideal for hosting special celebrations or simply a special night’s stay, our John Lennon room is one of a kind.

Latest Beatles Attractions in Liverpool

Home to the Fab Four, fans visit from across the globe visit the city to explore Beatles attractions and landmarks. From Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields to The Beatles Story museum, fans certainly never find themselves short of things to see or do.

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Museum of Liverpool is now showing Double Fantasy – John & Yoko

Double Fantasy Exhibition

One of the latest Beatles attractions in Liverpool, you won’t want to miss out on Double Fantasy – John & Yoko. The free exhibition is on at the Museum of Liverpool, and explores the creative chemistry of the world’s most iconic couple.

The moving exhibition takes fans on a journey through time, featuring personal objects alongside art, music and film. Fans can also enjoy displays drawn from Yoko’s private collection, which have never been shown before. This immersive experience is one that you’ll treasure.

Unique Beatles Tours

While you’re visiting, why not enjoy a bespoke tour package? The Shankly Experience specialises in themed tours around Liverpool, designed to offer a personal and unique exploration of the city.

The Fab Four and Shanks Tour is ideal for Beatles and football fans. The fascinating tour tells the story of how the rise of the Beatles throughout the 60s ran parallel with the success of Liverpool FC under Bill Shankly’s management.

A Beatles Night Out in Liverpool

Arthouse Hotel is situated only moments from Liverpool’s best nightlife venues. From quirky bars to live music venues, you’ll find local favourites right on your doorstep.

Plus, if you want to experience a night out in true Beatles style, we’re only a short walk from the Fab Four’s favourite places to drink in the city. The Grapes and Ye Cracke were particular favourites, and remain just as popular today.

You’ll find The Grapes sitting on Mathew Street, the same street made famous by Beatles landmark The Cavern Club. Meanwhile, discover the charms of Ye Cracke tucked away on the streets surrounding John Lennon’s old stomping ground.

John, Stuart Sutcliffe and other students would regularly meet at Ye Cracke alongside artists, poets and pub-politicans. We’re sure you can imagine the animated conversations and characters to have passed through its doors. You may have even seen a grainy photograph of John and his college friends sitting outside the pub.

Arthouse Hotel Offers

At Arthouse Hotel, we want you to have the best possible stay. That’s why we always have a range of unmissable offers to choose from. Some of our most popular hotel deals in Liverpool include our Stay & Dine offer and Movie Star Magic offer.

Stay & Dine (£119 per couple) includes:

  • Luxury overnight stay with double Jacuzzi bath
  • Delicious breakfast in Arthouse Bar & Pizzeria
  • 2-course meal in the spectacular Alma de Cuba

Movie Star Magic (£109 per couple) includes:

  • Luxury overnight stay in movie-themed room
  • Latin-inspired 2-course meal at Alma de Cuba
  • Chilled Prosecco on arrival

To enquire further or to book your stay at Arthouse Hotel Liverpool, we’d love to hear from you today on 0151 601 8801.

Celebrate Singles Awareness Day at Arthouse Hotel

Who needs Valentine’s Day when you can celebrate the perks of single life with Singles Awareness Day?

The fun-filled tradition is celebrated on the 14th or 15th February. But at Arthouse Hotel, we’re ready to celebrate all week long!

Singles Awareness Day in Liverpool

Arthouse Hotel is a leading party hotel in Liverpool. Our movie themed rooms offer a unique twist on luxury group accommodation.

Situated in the heart of the city centre, you can enjoy the best of Liverpool nightlife right on your doorstep. What better way to start the night?

Rooms at Arthouse mean you can enjoy a pre-night out pamper and get ready with your best girls. Each of our fabulous rooms is impressively spacious, so there’s no need to worry about feeling cramped.

Capturing the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, our themed rooms each offer something special. You can choose from an array of your favourite films and icons, from the Marilyn Monroe room to Chicago room.

Stay in Our Marilyn Monroe Room

Our Marilyn Monroe hotel room is truly one of a kind. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s silkscreen painting ‘Marilyn Diptych’, you’ll soon fall head over heels for this stunning space.

The photogenic venue is ideal for celebrating with your nearest and dearest as you toast to the night ahead. Fitted with bright and airy windows, our Marilyn room allows plenty of natural light to shine across your stay.

A fusion of red carpet red and iconic Marilyn prints ignites the most dazzling movie themed finish. Enhanced by fantastic facilities, guests will find everything they could need, including a double whirlpool bath and stylish kitchenette.

Hotel Offers in Liverpool

At Arthouse, we always have a range of special offers to pick from. ‘Here Come the Girls’ is particularly popular amongst our guests at the moment.

So, whether you’re celebrating Singles Awareness Day, a special birthday or even a hen party in Liverpool, you’ll find just what you’re after.

Ready to Hit the Town?

After some tasty cocktails from our ground floor bar, it’ll be time to hit the town and enjoy the best of Liverpool nightlife. From atmospheric cocktail bars to dynamic nightclubs, Liverpool boasts a wide range of bars and clubs to explore.

During your visit, you won’t want to miss out on a visit to Alma de Cuba, one of Liverpool’s best loved bars and restaurants. Famous for its eclectic blend of Cuban, Hispanic and Latin American influences, you can be certain of a mesmerising night out.

Formerly St. Peter’s Catholic Church, the historic venue is adorned by opulent decorations and retains many of its original features. You could enjoy a heavenly night dancing beneath the original altar and exquisite stained glass windows.

Whether you sit back and relax in your very own booth or dance beneath the glistening chandeliers, a night in Alma is always one to remember. The colourful cocktail menu includes everything from classic cocktails to Alma specials. You could embrace the best of being single as you dance the night away with a Victoria’s Secret cocktail in hand. All you’ll be missing is some wings!

To enquire further to book your stay at Arthouse Hotel, you can get in touch today on 0151 601 8801.

Celebrate the End of Exams at Arthouse Hotel Liverpool

Fancy giving your uni nights out a twist? Join us at Arthouse Hotel to celebrate the end of January exams. Situated along Seel Street, we’re based in the heart of Liverpool nightlife. That’s one of the reasons we’re the go-to party hotel in Liverpool.

Specialising in group accommodation, each of our spaces is perfect for hosting groups of guests in search of the perfect night out.

Perfect for Liverpool Student Parties

Treat yourself after all that revision to an overnight stay at Arthouse. With an array of movie themed rooms to pick from, we have something for everyone. Fitted with contemporary decor and luxury facilities, each room is designed with style and comfort in mind.

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Our room themes range from the charming Sound of Music room to glamorous Chicago and Marilyn Monroe. Each of our spaces is fitted with fantastic facilities to ensure that your group has everything you could need.

And worry not, at Arthouse we know a thing or two about throwing a party! Our most regular guests are celebrating hen and stag parties, birthdays and graduation. So when it comes to having a good time, we’re your go-to hotel.

Facilities in our rooms can include everything from kitchenettes to large whirlpool baths, offering you something special during your stay. So whether you fancy preparing some drinks before you head out or having a pre-night out pamper, our fabulous rooms have got it covered!

Our Luxury Skyline Suites

The latest addition to Arthouse Hotel, our Skyline Suites are ideal for celebrations with larger groups of guests. The Skyline Suites are perfect for a scenic stay in the city, offering a versatile space to celebrate.

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Decorated with royal blues and lush velvet, these dazzling suites are designed for partying in style. The spacious rooms are divided into separate spaces but can be booked as an entire floor. Facilities include a giant bath, private bar and outdoor terrace. What more could you need for the ultimate student party in Liverpool?

Unmissable Hotel Offers Liverpool

At Arthouse Hotel, you can always find a fantastic range of deals to choose from, so you won’t have to break your student budget. Our Ultimate Girls Midweek Break is available for just £89 per person and includes a luxury overnight stay, 2-course meal, drinks masterclass and tasty breakfast in the morning.

This unmissable deal is available from Sunday-Thursday. So, why not make one of your midweek nights something special?

Liverpool Student Nightlife

Liverpool nightlife is famous for its dynamic student scene. Whether it’s a Monday night or the weekend, there’s always somewhere to go. Situated within the hotel you’ll find Mulholland Bar, one of the best Liverpool student bars in the city, serving up cheap and cheerful cocktails, steins, pizza and hot dogs.

Just across the street, head to Alma de Cuba, Heebie Jeebies and Brooklyn Mixer for an unbeatable night out in Liverpool. Seel Street’s diverse bars and clubs offer something for everyone, so whether you’re in search of cheesy pop or R&B, you’ll be spoilt for choice. And don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone if the night ends with fat frogs in The Raz!

To enquire further or to book your end of exams hotel stay in Liverpool, simply get in touch today on 0151 601 8801.

Arthouse Deals: An Amazing Galentine’s Day in Liverpool

Who needs a Valentine when you’ve got your girls? Give this Valentine’s Day a special twist with a girls’ weekend at Arthouse.

We have all you could wish for during the most perfect celebration. All you need to think about is gathering your best girls and getting in the party spirit!

A unique approach to hotels in Liverpool, Arthouse Hotel is a go-to location for weekend breaks with groups of friends and family.

Galentine’s Day in Liverpool

Whether you’re single or loved up, Galentine’s Day has always got your back! And Arthouse is the ultimate venue to party.

Made famous by Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s celebrates female friendships and spectacular sisterhood!

And there’s no rules when it comes to when or how you spend it. You could celebrate on Friday, Saturday or Sunday before or after Valentine’s Day comes around.

We have a fabulous package in mind to make your stay all the more smooth sailing. But before we get to that, take a glimpse into Arthouse…

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At Arthouse Hotel, we’re best loved for doing things differently. We offer group accommodation in Liverpool in the most fantastic setting.

And most importantly, we know how to throw a party! Each of our rooms are designed with a blend of fun and luxury.

Rooms at Arthouse are in keeping with the movie and art theme running throughout the hotel.

Popular rooms amongst our female guests include our Marilyn Monroe, Grease and Sound of Music rooms.

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You’ll be wowed from the moment you step inside as you take in the stylish decor and luxury facilities. Rooms at Arthouse can feature everything from double whirlpool baths to kitchenettes.

With dynamic Liverpool nightlife right on your doorstep, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to bars and restaurants in Liverpool.

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Not forgetting, our very own Mulholland Bar is awaiting on our ground floor, serving up tasty food and the most fabulous cocktails.

Mulholland is famous for its delicious pizza, perfect for a enjoying over some tasty drinks before you head out for the night.

And if you do choose to have a night in, our rooms are ideal for enjoying some time of relaxation and pampering.

With Mulholland just downstairs, you can always pop down for some drinks when you fancy it.

Ultimate Girls Weekend Package

Price: £209PP

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To give your Valentine’s Day in Liverpool a Galentine’s twist, why not use our Ultimate Girls Weekend deal?

If you’re tired of the same old routine, give February some sparkle with a visit to Arthouse.

This dazzling deal includes:

  • Two nights accommodation in a themed room with a double whirlpool bath
  • A delicious two course evening meal in the Cuban inspired Alma de Cuba
  • Amazing afternoon tea served with bubbles at Carpathia Champagne Bar or The Bastion Bar & Restaurant
  • A choice of pamper package – either hair or make up by Uptown Funk Mobile Makeup OR a spa treatment in Morgan’s Spa
  • Choice of fun activity – either a masterclass in cocktails, rum or wine, bubble soccer, disco dodge ball or Breakout escape game

This jam-packed deal is hugely popular with our groups of guests. And it’s easy to see why.

Offering the ultimate Galentine’s treat, this fun-filled weekend includes a bit of everything, from food and nightlife to group activities.

 To enquire further or to book your stay at Arthouse, simply get in touch with our team today on 0151 601 8801.

Enjoy a Christmas Stay in the Skyline Suites Liverpool

If you’re looking for Christmas hotel rooms in Liverpool, then look no further than our magical Skyline Suites.

At Arthouse Hotel, we’re renowned for our dazzling party rooms and stylish group accommodation.

And what better way to celebrate the Christmas season than a stay in the Skyline Suites?

One of the Top Hotels in Liverpool UK 

Celebrate the festive season like never before with your very own party space.

Whether you head out for a night on the town or choose to keep the fun within your suite, it’s entirely up to you.

Sleeping up to 12 people each, these stylish suites are interconnected, so larger groups can book the whole floor.

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If you’re in a smaller group, you’ll still find yourself with plenty of space and flexibility.

Fitted with everything you could wish for, you’ll be able to keep the drinks flowing with your own private bar.

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Not forgetting, you can toast to the night ahead as you sink into your large whirlpool bath, perfect for pampering before you head out.

A fusion of royal blues and quirky neon lights creates the perfect party atmosphere.

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They couldn’t be the Skyline Suites without a view of the Liverpool skyline!

Step out onto your terrace and look out across the city as you take in unrivalled views across the city centre.

Take some festive snaps with the ultimate backdrop as you raise your glasses to the Christmas season.

You’ll find Liverpool’s leading bars and clubs only moments from your doorstep, so you won’t need to worry about transport around town.

The quirky bars of Seel Street and Berry Street are all within walking distance.

And our very own Mulholland Bar is right within the building!

Christmas Parties at Mulholland

Price: £29.55pp

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This fantastically festive package includes entry, entertainment, pizza, a side & 3 drinks tokens for the bar.

At Mulholland Bar, we don’t do anything by halves! So you can expect the most extravagant Christmas celebrations.

Treat yourself to one of our eclectic cocktails or tuck straight in to our festive menu, designed with a special twist.

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Forget what you’ve experienced before; our festive feast features only the the most indulgent of treats.

This year, ‘we’re introducing our Christmas themed pizza and hot dog menu, guaranteed to get you in the party spirit!

Take on the challenge of our loaded hot dogs, topped with everything from American mustard and sprouts to brown sauce and red cabbage.

We’re best loved for our delicious pizzas all year round. And we couldn’t resist giving them a Christmas twist…

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The Dirty Santa pizza is topped with tasty turkey breast, chipolata, sliced sprouts, basil and sage and onion stuffing balls.

You may also want to try the Dead Rudolph topped with air dried venison and cherry tomato or This Little Piggy with sliced chipolata and bacon.

Trust us, Christmas parties will never be the same after you’ve experienced one at Arthouse.

With Mulholland right below our Skyline Suites, it’s the perfect set up for keeping everyone together and avoiding the hustle and bustle of town.

If you’d like to book the most merry Christmas party night ever, you can get in touch today on 0151 601 8801.

Alternatively, you can email us with any questions you may have on info@signatureliving.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you very soon. We’ll get the bubbly on ice! 

Christmas Party Nights 2017 at Arthouse Hotel

This Christmas, give ordinary a miss and embrace the best of Christmas at Arthouse Hotel.

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Price: £29.95 pp including entry, entertainment, pizza, a side plus three drinks tokens for the bar.

Renowned as one of the best party hotels in Liverpool, we don’t do the Christmas season by halves!

Christmas parties at our Mulholland bar incorporate everything you could wish for over the festive season.

So get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year like never before…

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Situated along vibrant Seel Stret, dance the night away with spectacular entertainment from our world-class DJ.

You’ll also be able to choose from delicious Christmas cocktails guaranteed to spread some Christmas cheer!

Our festive food menu is far from the ordinary; dare to indulge in loaded hot dogs with the wackiest of toppings…

Choose from American mustard and sprouts, onions and corn or even brown sauce and red cabbage.

We’ll also be giving our famous Mulholland pizzas a seasonal twist that you won’t want to miss.

Find yourself spoilt for choice with our Dirty Santa pizza, Dead Rudolph or This Little Piggy.

Dazzling Christmas Party Accommodation

The best news is that the party doesn’t have to stop there!

Let the festivities continue with a dazzling overnight stay at Arthouse Hotel.

Only moments from the city’s leading nightlife venues, we’re right in the heart of it all.

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We suspect you may fancy taking the party upstairs and spending the rest of the night in the comfort of your own room.

With one of our spacious rooms and suites, you can kick off the heels but continue the fun with your group.

This Christmas, we have an array of unmissable Christmas hotel offers to choose from.

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Following an art and movie theme, a few of our most festive rooms are the royal and red Notorious room and gorgeously golden Sound of Music room.

Filled with character and charm, each room is carefully designed in accordance with its theme.

Our themed hotel rooms are best loved for their cosy feel yet impressively spacious layout.

Offering you plenty of flexibility, you’ll have the perfect blend of privacy and independence as well as a sociable stay.

Rooms at Arthouse include fantastic facilities guaranteed to impress. These include our whirlpool baths and kitchenettes.

So you’ll have everything you could need to pamper before the night or recover the following morning!

Our rejuvenating baths are perfect for sinking into for some restoration after a night on the town.

The Ultimate Christmas Night Out in Liverpool

When: 16th December 2017

Price: £20pp

This Christmas, enjoy the ultimate girls night out in Liverpool at Mulholland.

Forget the Magic Mike DVD and treat yourself to the real deal with a night of entertainment.

christmas party nights 2017

This sizzling show is set to bring a night of Christmas cheekiness and non-stop festive fun.

You can look forward to showstopping performances, singing, dancing, party games and plenty of prizes!

If you’re stuck for Christmas gift ideas, our Magic Mike night could be the ultimate Christmas surprise for your best friends.

The perfect start to your Christmas night out with the girls, this is one special festive treat!

So this Christmas, join us at Arthouse Hotel for a Christmas party weekend that you’ll never forget.

To enquire further, book Magic Mike tickets or to book your festive party, you can get in touch today on 0151 601 8801.

Dazzling Hotel Rooms for Liverpool Pride Accommodation

This year, why not celebrate Liverpool Pride with your whole group of friends at Arthouse Hotel?

With our fabulous group accommodation in Liverpool, you can toast to the weekend ahead or bring the party back with you!

Our spacious hotel rooms offer spacious, dazzling accommodation for Liverpool Pride 2017 and we have the perfect selection of rooms for you.

Liverpool has been recognised as one of the top 100 cities for LGBT people worldwide. With a diverse nightlife scene and an array of cultural

About Arthouse Hotel

Arthouse Hotel is a truly unique movie-themed hotel in Liverpool, filled with character and charm that simply can’t be found elsewhere.

Arthouse is worlds apart from a corporate, soulless hotel. Infusing creativity into each and every room, Arthouse offers guests the chance to stay in eccentric, spacious rooms designed for the ultimate night in Liverpool.

Wizard of Oz Room

Our stunning Wizard of Oz room is just one of our fabulous spaces, sleeping up to 6 people and equipped with a stylish kitchenette.

Whether you pamper before heading out or dedicate the next morning to some TLC, why not sink into the rejuvenating double Jacuzzi bath with a glass of bubbly in hand?

Step into the wonderful world of Oz, only moments from Liverpool’s most famous landmarks, top nightlife venues and a short walk from Liverpool Pride 2017 events, look no further for Liverpool Pride accommodation.

Marilyn Monroe Room

Capturing the sultry glamour of Marilyn Monroe, this gorgeous room will ensure that you feel like a VIP from start to finish.

Sleeping up to 4 guests, this fantastically spacious room is perfect for enjoying some drinks before you head out or for relaxing the next day.

Strike a pose for your very own ‘Marilyn Moment’ with the stylish backdrop of our Marilyn themed room, perfect for those in search of group accommodation in Liverpool.

You’ll leave Arthouse Hotel with memories to cherish, even if the night before is a little blurry!

Rocky Horror Show Room

Enter the Rocky Horror Show room for a night of extravagance and entertainment.

Embracing the weird and wonderful cult phenomenon, our Rocky Horror Show room sleeps up to 6 guests and is the perfect hideaway for an overnight stay in the city.

Rocky Horror fans are renowned for showcasing self expression and their love for the show through costume. What better room to stay in for Liverpool Pride 2017?

At Arthouse Hotel, we’d love to see you dress to impress and fiercely be yourself! The more vivid and vibrant the better.

We don’t mind clearing up the glitter afterwards!

Liverpool Pride 2017

This year, the theme for Liverpool Pride is ‘International Love’ and there’s an array of unmissable events to get planning for.

The celebrations will see the iconic Pride March take to the streets of Liverpool with musical entertainment from Noughties superstars and Liverpool’s very own Atomic Kitten.

It’s set to be a weekend to remember and we’re expecting lots of guests ready to enjoy the fun.

Make sure you don’t miss out on Liverpool Pride accommodation at Arthouse Hotel by calling our friendly team on 0151 601 8801.

 

25 Magical Marilyn Monroe Moments

At Arthouse Hotel, one of our favourite rooms is our Marilyn Monroe themed hotel room, based on Andy Warhol’s infamous art piece ‘Marilyn Diptych’.

Actress, model and timeless sex symbol of the 1950s, Monroe is remembered best for her iconic glamour and perhaps the most sensual rendition of ‘happy birthday’ of all time.

But behind the camera lens, Marilyn Monroe wasn’t just the effervescent actress that shone through cinema screens and lit up the stage.

Elusive, modest, and on perpetually in search of love, Norma Jeane, as Monroe was formerly known, was shy, smart and desperate to start a family of her own – a far cry from the sensationalised headlines.

So to celebrate the magic and mystery of the ultimate blonde bombshell, we’ve compiled a collection of Marilyn moments, featuring the best Marilyn Monroe photographs along with captivating stories and facts.

Marilyn reading in Griffith Park in 1950

Though Hollywood headlines and 50s movies portrayed Marilyn as a “dumb blonde”, the striking star owned an extensive library of literature and was an avid reader.

Often photographed enjoying a good book, some of Monroe’s favourites included The Fall by Albert Camus and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.

Marilyn leading the way for ladies in denim

A day spent as just another working girl

Marilyn’s business partner and adviser wanted to re-shape her image with this unusual approach to photographing the star.

It was impossible for Monroe to take public transport without being recognised, so Greene felt the shoot would humanise Monroe, portraying her as an everyday working girl.

Marilyn On set for The Misfits (1961)

The romance of “the Egghead and the Hourglass”

In 1956, Marilyn married playwright, author and screenwriter, Arthur Miller.  The turbulent relationship proved controversial once in the public eye and many speculated that Marilyn was simply a muse.

Though their relationship ended in heartache, Miller once wrote, ““She was a whirling light to me then, all paradox and enticing mystery, street-tough one moment, then lifted by a lyrical and poetic sensitivity that few retain past early adolescence.”

Monroe wore Chanel No.5 long before we did

Capturing the essence of Marilyn Monroe as the public knew her, this iconic photograph of the actress applying Chanel No.5. was taken at the Abassador Hotel in New York.

On set of The River of No Return (1954) in Canada

Love before the bright lights of Hollywood

Before the bright lights of Hollywood swept up a young Norma Jean and Marilyn Monroe was born, James Dougherty married the pretty teenager when she was just 16.

“We decided to get married to prevent her from going back to a foster home,” Dougherty later said, “but we were in love.”

“I never knew Marilyn Monroe, and I don’t claim to have any insights to her to this day,” Dougherty told United Press International in 1990. “I knew and loved Norma Jean.”

Gazing from The Ambassador Hotel

Making friends on the way to hair & makeup

One of a collection of photographs put up for auction by Monroe’s makeup artist Allan “Whitey” Snyder, this fantastic shot captures Monroe stopping off to pose with bears in Canada.

Marilyn was on her way to hair and make up when the photograph was taken, though she typically avoided having her picture taken without makeup.

And some more friends on the USS Benham (1951)

A Superstar Marriage to Joe DiMaggio

Marilyn Monroe and “Yankee Clipper” Joe DiMaggio shared a whirlwind romance, marrying in 1954 and splitting just nine months later.

DiMaggio’s love for Monroe lasted far longer than their marriage survived. Remaining friends until the end, DiMaggio had roses delivered to Marilyn’s crypt three times a week for 20 years.

An intimate moment between Monroe and Miller

Norma Jean shooting a rifle

In contrast to Marilyn’s glamorous public image, this photograph thought to have been taken in the 1940s shows a young Marilyn, or Norma Jean, shooting a rifle!

Marilyn dances with friends

Happy Birthday, Mr President

Undoubtedly one of the most iconic dresses of all time, Marilyn’s breathy rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ for President John F Kennedy was truly one of a kind. From Monroe’s sultry lyrical adaptation to her skintight rhinestone dress, it was enough to send the press into a frenzy.

JFK and Monroe embarked on a adulterous affair, supposedly leaving Marilyn heartbroken. The President had reportedly told her he would leave his family, and Marilyn had even expressed to friend Jeanne Carmen, “Can’t you just see me as first lady?”.

Marilyn Monroe with an F-84G in Korea

In Bed with Marilyn Monroe

Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland’s career spiralled to success following an intimate photoshoot with a reluctant Elizabeth Taylor.

It was this success that led him to Look Magazine’s 25th anniversary issue, climbing into bed with Marilyn Monroe herself.

Marilyn took control of the shoot herself, telling Kirkland, ‘I know what we need. We need a bed, and we need white silk sheets – they must be silk. Frank Sinatra records and Dom Pérignon champagne.’

Marilyn at Hollywood Entertainers Baseball Game (1952)

Marilyn entertaining troops in Korea (1954)

On February 1954, thousands of troops gazed up at Marilyn Monroe, who illuminated the stage with ten shows during her visit. Ted Sherman, who served in the Navy during World War II and Korea, recalled, ‘The movie star was at her glamorous best when she performed ten USO shows in four days for U.S. soldiers, airmen, Marines and sailors during the Korean War in early 1954.’.

Sherman added, ‘It was a great evening for all the homesick guys who were dazzled by the movie star’s performance. The sight and sounds of Marilyn singing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” is a memory I still cherish.’

Marilyn’s final photoshoot by close friend George Barris

Marilyn and Frank Sinatra admire a polaroid (1961)

Hollywood duo Marilyn Monroe and crooning legend Frank Sinatra maintained a friendship over a number of years, with many stories detailing a close romance between the pair. It is believed that in 1961 Marilyn and Sinatra embarked on an intimate relationship, lasting several months.

James Kaplan’s account of their relationship claims that Sinatra asked Monroe to stay with him at his Lake Tahoe resort, in a final attempt to win over the actress and protect her from the darker sides to fame. It is reported that Sinatra expressed desires to marry Marilyn, who declined the proposal.

Following Marilyn’s death, Joe DiMaggio turned Sinatra away from her funeral. The former friends had become rivals, and many believe that Marilyn and Joe had rekindled their relationship and would have been together again had she not passed away.

A young Norma Jean Baker

The famous white bathing suit

Arguably the most famous swimsuit photo shoot of all time, Marilyn’s classic white swimsuit has truly proved to be timeless.

Gleaming with confidence, the timeless collection of photographs have inspired generations of women to embrace their bodies and showcase their curves.

And lastly, the most memorable ‘Marilyn Monroe moment’….

We hope you’ve enjoyed our collection of the best photos of Marilyn Monroe from over the years.

And if you’re as fascinated by the blonde bombshell as we are, we’d love to have you come and stay in our Marilyn Monroe room at Arthouse Hotel.

To enquire further or to book your stay in the heart of Liverpool, simply give our team a call on 0151 601 8801.